Re: [IP] Free Style Libre
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Free Style Libre
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- Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:59:54 -0500
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Ibm on it too. I got the reader and one sensor free in a starter box from my
endo. I have the paperwork into EdgePark to get the sensors. I suspect it will
be similar in cost to the Dexcommbs, but Ibll have to wait to see. I have
BC/BS through work.
I was considering the new hybrid closed loop system but I love my Omnipod, and
canbt really give it up. I was having trouble with sites wearing out and the
pod inserts itself at a set angle, not too deep, which works really well for me
and I can attach it to sites on my back that I canbt reach with conventional
The best CGM for me was the Navigator, also by Abbott but they discontinued it
here in the US about 5 years ago. I never really liked the Dex, but it was the
best available here in the US so Ibve been using it. The alarms drive me and my
wife crazy; also it was never as accurate as the Navigator. The Libre reminds me
of the Navigator. So far I love it.
I am also really looking forward to Fiasp, the new super super super fast
insulin from Novo coming out in February. It starts more quickly than
Humalog/Novolog/Apidra, and it has a shorter tail so I am thinking it will be
good for knocking those highs down quickly and for avoiding stacking lows, which
is something I have always struggled with.
Buster in MD
> On Dec 23, 2017, at 9:00 AM, d-d
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> A Libre sensor is stuck on my arm. It informed me that I have 2 days left.B
BG is in the low 100s (I scanned twice; once just to see and once to add a note
that I'm administering insulin).B I trust the readings - they seem to be very
close to fingersticks and I'm comfy without confirming most of the time.
> My local Walgreens is my supplier and they're charging $87.99 for 2 sensors.B
I pay OOP because Medicaid/Medicare won't.B The reader cost $84.99.B Quite a bit
cheaper than the Dexcom, which I also had to pay for by myself. A doctor
prescribed a new drug for me in October and Dexcom also decided to ship a box of
sensors to my home when I wasn't there.B Either one or both caused some very
wild readings on the Dexcom, which doesn't seem to be the case on the Libre.
> So far, so good!
> Denise Br.
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